has the blade been broken off at the crossguard, and welded back together ?
Thanks for all replies. I will take everyone's comments in consideration and put up a new selection of photos which I hope will address comments and answer the questions posed.
I love the design of these SA and SS daggers. They are my favourite
pieces of military regalia from the WWII/III Reich period and are
works of art............
If this was brought back from WWII as a trophy/souvenir by your father,
it is a very special and treasured thing that you cannot really put
a value on - a family heirloom which should be passed down.